Bikeability

Bikeability


What is Bikeability?

A Bikeability course gives children (and adults at the: Eastbourne Cycle Centre) the skills they need for riding their bikes on the road. It also encourages children to think independently and make informed decisions.

Bikeability – cycling proficiency for the 21st century

All our training is carried out by qualified National Standard Instructors who have been trained in emergency first aid and are DBS checked.

There are three Bikeability levels. Each course is designed to improve cycling skills.

  • Level 1: learn basic skills in traffic free environment (Year 3+)

  • Level 2: Short journeys such as cycling to school on quieter roads (Year 5+)

  • Level 3: More challenging roads and traffic situations (Year 6+)

Children must be able to ride unaided to take part in the courses.

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Bikeability in schools

The Cycle Team can provide Bikeability courses to all schools across East Sussex. Schools may book as many courses as they have the demand for, our hope is that every child in the year group has the opportunity to benefit from this important and valuable life skill.

Courses are booked via the school and a Level 2 course consist of up to five 90-minute sessions.

There is a charge to the training, please contact the school directly or the Cycle training Team for further details.

How to apply

Schools are able to book Bikeability at any time of the year, please contact the team at: cycle training or alternatively telephone on 01273 335 795. Please provide us with information on year group, Bikeability level, preferred dates and number of children. We cannot guarantee preferred dates during our busiest times.

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Bikeability: school holidays Level 1

Bikeability courses are available during all school holiday dates (apart from Christmas) at our: Eastbourne Cycle Centre based at:

Eastbourne Sports Park,
Cross Levels Way,
Eastbourne
BN21 2U

Level 1:

provides the basic cycle control skills including starting and pedalling, stopping, manoeuvring, signalling and using the gears. It is carried out in a traffic free environment and is suitable for adults and children,

(NB.,) minimum age is 6 years old and must be able to ride a bike without use of stabilisers

  • This is a group session with a maximum of 12 children per session.
  • The Level 1 course is usually run on a Monday 10am-12
  • The cost of the course is £10 per child
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Bikeability: school holidays Level 2

Bikeability courses are available during all school holiday dates (apart from Christmas) at our: Eastbourne Cycle Centre based at:

Eastbourne Sports Park,
Cross Levels Way,
Eastbourne
BN21 2UF

Level 2:

The first 2 hours cover Level 1 outcomes. All outcomes must be met before continuing to the on-road part of the course. Training takes place on quiet roads but with real traffic conditions giving the skills and confidence to make trips safely and independently. Level 2 is suitable for adults and children,

(NB.,) minimum age is 10 years old and must be able to ride a bike without the use of stabilisers)

  • This is a group session with a maximum of 12 children per session
  • The Level 2 course is usually run over 2 days. Monday and Tuesday 10am – 3pm (both days must be attended to meet all the outcomes)
  • The cost of the course is £20 per child
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Bikeability: school holidays Level 3

Bikeability courses are available during all school holiday dates (apart from Christmas) at our: Eastbourne Cycle Centre based at:

Eastbourne Sports Park,
Cross Levels Way,
Eastbourne
BN21 2UF

Level 3:

This builds on Level 2 training and equips trainees with skills for more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It is preferred that the trainee has already attended a Level 2 course.

  • This is a group session of up to 4 children per session
  • The Level 3 course usually runs on Tuesday 10am-2.30pm.
  • The cost of the course is £25
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Apply for Bikeability training

Please ensure your child meets the criteria for the course. To proceed please complete the online booking form.

Please contact us for further information:

Telephone: 01273 335 795 / 0788 128 2725

Email: cycle training